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Stylish Holiday Apartments - Apartment 3: Large, bright and modern apartment with stunning views

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Apartment 3: Large, bright and modern apartment with stunning views

Apartment 3 on the upper floor of the property, benefits from a large and spacious sun terrace with separate access to the upper garden and pool. The open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area offers a light, airy ambience with stunning views across the hills. The modern, fully equipped kitchen includes a gas cooker and hob, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. The large, black leather sofa in the lounge pulls out into a full sized double bed allowing for an additional 2 guests. The bedroom offers a high quality king sized bed with complementing pine furniture and generous wardrobe space. The en-suite bathroom has a large walk-in shower and illuminated vanity unit. For your entertainment there is a large flat screen TV/DVD player offering a selection of satellite channels, a Bose CD/radio player and plenty of books, CDs and DVDs for your use. Central heating and a typical log burner are also available for the colder winter months.


About the property

Stylish Holiday Apartments

Florenca is a beautifully restored, traditional farmhouse, which has been converted into 5 fully furnished and equipped apartments in the peaceful, rural village of Cumieira (for details on Apartment 5 please refer to property ref: 8171868). You will enjoy all the comforts of home in our fully equipped, tastefully decorated self-catered apartments making Florenca the ideal base for your stay in stunning central Portugal.

We invite you to relax by the pool and take in the fantastic views set in charming, landscaped gardens and enjoy the traditional Portuguese outdoor BBQ area, perfect for dining ‘al fresco’ on those warm summer evenings. Escape the heat of the midday sun under the shade of our living relic, a magnificent ancient olive tree believed to be over 600 years old! Keep in touch with family and friends with complimentary access to fast fibre optic Wifi, available in all areas of the property.

Here in Cumieira you can experience true Portuguese rustic living so don’t be surprised if you bump into one of the local shepherds herding their sheep whilst you’re out walking in the village! Explore the numerous delightful river beaches, which are dotted around the area or alternatively head out to the coast, an easy 50 minute drive to the breathtaking silver coast. For the more active and adventurous there are an abundance of hiking/mountain bike trails and plenty of historical sites to discover in the region. You won’t need to go far to enjoy typical traditional Portuguese food as there are plenty of excellent, reasonably priced restaurants within easy reach.

Although the village is set in a quiet, rural location, major road links to the larger towns and cities like Coimbra, Porto, Lisbon, Aveiro, Tomar and Fatima are easily accessed, helping you to get as much sightseeing out of your trip as you can.

We look forwards to you staying with us here at Florenca and are happy to help you with any enquiries you might have so do get in touch!

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Owner
Tony Truss
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Portuguese
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2017

About Tony Truss

Having had an affinity with Portugal for several decades, buying a property and living there, was very definitely at the top of our wish list.

The idea of actually building a business there really evolved rather than forming part of some master plan.

As I had worked as a Building contractor for many years specialising in the renovation, extension and refurbishment of houses and gardens, I was able to put these acquired skills and knowledge to good use when I bought the disused and run down former working farmhouse, that is now Apartamentos e jardims de Florenca.

Of course working in a new country without knowledge of the language,working practices, different materials,planning and local council approvals etc was to prove challenging, but nevertheless they were challenges to be overcome.

Tony Truss purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Tony Truss chose Coimbra Region

When we started to look for a property of our own in this part of Portugal, the one that we bought was the very first one that we downloaded from the internet and although we looked at a few more, it was very much a question of love at first site.

We loved the feeling of space, the beautiful views and the simplistic way of live in this small village of 200 or so. Somehow we instantly knew that we had to buy this run down ramble-shack of a Farmhouse, as it offered so much potential and take up the challenge of restoring it into something that could also be shared with others.

What makes this apartment unique

Having lived in London for the majority of our lives, we fell in love with the much slower pace of living in a typical rural village, like here in Cumieira.

Having said that, although you would never know it, we are only minutes from main road networks that will take you all over Portugal and into Spain.

We are also equally well positioned for train journeys from either Pombal or Coimbra and a 90 minute train journey will find you in either the centre of Porto or Lisbon, for those much loved sightseeing tours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a wonderfully comfortable place to stay. We loved how tastefully decorated everything is and we particularly loved the sunny garden. We used the property as a base for exploring the area, visiting Coimbra, Leiria,Oporto, the ruins at Conimbriga and the coast at Sao Pedro de Moel. The drive through the endless pine forest west of Leiria was an amazing surprise.We also spent the day in Lisbon: a two hour drive, but well worth it. The best restaurant that we found is 'O terrier do Lagar,in Cabeca Redondo (a five minute drive from the apartment)which is very reasonably priced but serves delicious simply prepared meat and fish with excellent wine. Our host Shirley was extremely kind and attentive. Thank you!
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for Apartment 3: Large, bright and modern apartment with stunning viewsin Cumeeira in Central Portugal - Silver Coast

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large, walk in shower, with 80cm vanity unit with good storage and illuminated mirror over. Close coupled wc and pan.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double bedroom., also double size sofa bed in lounge….Please be aware that the bathroom is en-suite to the double bedroom and therefore should be taken into account for suitability if you are considering using the sofa bed. There are floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes, offering good storage space, a king sized solid pine bed, a bedside table and a chest of drawers completes the fittings.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Apartamentos e Jardims de Florenca are in a small working village named Cumieira which is a village typical of this part of Portugal. The village comprises of a nursery and infant schools, a Mother Church dated from the 15th century complete with time chimes, a day centre for the elderly, a bar which doubles up as a restaurant at lunch time and finally a cemetery. As far as we know we are the only non-Portuguese in the entire village. The property is detached and is a corner plot.The accommodation exists over two floors and the property is fully walled and gated. All apartments face the gardens at the rear of the property. A double gated entrance exists at the front of the property directly into the courtyard garden, from where all apartments can be accessed. A second entrance is available via a single gate on the East elevation which takes you directly into the upper garden, again all apartments can be accessed from here. There is a flight of stairs connecting both garden areas. Outside: There is a communal pool in the upper garden, also a brick built traditional style barbecue for client use, additionally there are a couple of gas fired mobile barbecues available. There are 6 metal garden tables each with 4 chairs, chair cushions and parasols. Around the pool area there are about 10 assorted loungers and reclining chairs. In the courtyard garden there is a garden set consisting of a glass topped table and 6 dining chairs, under a covered and curtained gazebo. There is also a bistro table with 2 chairs outside apartment 4.

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